[ES_JOBS_NET] New Job Posting: Education Specialist at the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences, IUPUI

Jacinthe, Pierre-Andre pjacinth at iupui.edu
Sat Feb 13 11:30:09 MST 2016

Hello -

We would like to draw attention to an open position at the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. The position is for an Education Specialist (posting number 00377P) and requires at least a Bachelor Degree, but applicants with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply.  Please see the description below.

To apply, go to: https://jobs.iu.edu/ , Click "Browse Staff Positions" --> Click "Search Jobs". Enter the posting number: 00377P.
The position is classified internally as a Professional Staff position (PAE) 2SA, and is currently funded through a three-year grant.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is an outstanding research university - a 21st century model for urban higher education. With more than 200 academic programs, from associate to doctoral and professional degrees, IUPUI offers the most comprehensive range of programs in the state, educates more than 30,000 students, and attracts more external research funding than any other university campus in Indiana. Service learning is a core value of the university and CEES provides environmental service learning to hundreds of students each semester.

IUPUI is located just west of downtown Indianapolis, with easy access to city and state centers of government, business and the arts. Nearby amenities including top rated restaurants, sports venues, parks, galleries, museums, and a zoo - all within walking distance of the campus. With 1.5 million people living in its metropolitan area, Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the U.S. with the sixth largest African-American population in the Midwest and a growing Latino population. The city's cost of living index is 93.4, significantly below the nation's average of 100.

The position is open until filled but initial review of applications will begin by the end of February. The targeted start date is Jan 4th, which could be negotiable.

Posting Number:  00377P
Position Title: Educational Specialist
Department Name: Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Science
Department ID: Earth Sciences
Incumbent's Name: vacant
Supervisor's Name: Pierre-Andre Jacinthe
Supervisor's Title: Associate Professor/Director of Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Will deliver a locally relevant and environmentally responsive science and technology program entitled Discovering the Science of the Environment (DSE) for K - 12th grade students in Central Indiana schools and for the greater Indianapolis public in settings such as municipal/state/regional parks and community centers. The curriculum focuses on providing an interactive, hands-on experience with a mobile science and technology trailer that aligns programming with Indiana State Academic Standards for Science. This position will be responsible for program delivery as well as coordinating and supervising a team of undergraduates and other part-time assistants to assist in program delivery. In addition, the educational specialist will work with students, staff, faculty, and professionals in creating educational programs.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (i) instruction of K-12 students in outdoor settings using mobile science and technology equipment; (ii) creation and updating of curriculum materials aligned with program goals and objectives; (ii) management of the DSE program components including scheduling of activities, maintaining of technology trailer and its content, stocking of materials and supplies; and (iv) participation in team meetings and program evaluations.

To be successful the Educational Specialist must have the ability to communicate effectively with school educators, park personnel, children and other adults. Should have an understanding of earth and environmental sciences. Familiarity with Indiana Academic Standards for Science. Knowledge of PA-based computer applications, and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Access.

Required: Master's degree in Science or Education from an accredited institution, or a Bachelor's degree in Science or Education from an accredited institution, plus at least 2 years of relevant experience. Must have a current driver's license and have the ability to learn to drive a 20 foot trailer attachment. Some travel is required as well as early start times and occasional weekend and evening engagements.

Pierre-Andre Jacinthe, PhD
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Director, Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
723 W. Michigan Street, SL 118H
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-7969
Fax: (317) 274 7966
E-mail: pjacinth at iupui.edu<mailto:pjacinth at iupui.edu>

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